If you are a nature lover and like documentaries, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, just released on Netflix, it is a must see.
I have always thought that we, as humans, are a virus for this planet and in this new documentary on Netflix, David Attenborough, the perennial voice of the British nature doc & Johan Rockström, Swedish scientist and environmental science professor, warns of biodiversity collapse by showing viewers the devastating consequences of our continued destruction of nature.
Over a decade ago, Johan Rockström and 28 other leading scientists have devised a concept of boundaries, and came up with the concept of “tipping points”, identifying the nine planetary thresholds that all life on Earth depends on and which, if exceeded, will make life on Earth no longer sustainable.
Beyond the science, the film shows viewers dramatic visuals of real-life disasters already taken place over the past few years, from the melting of the polar ice caps, the deforestation of the Amazon, the destruction of the coral reef, the burning of the Australian rainforest, and the way that COVID took over our sick ecosystem.
“Breaking Boundaries tells the story of the most important scientific discovery of our time – that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilisation,” states the synopsis of the film.
Now, is it true that this crisis still can be averted? Do we still have a chance to protect our world?
YES! But we must act NOW!
And the positive side is that we can all contribute by just having a few priorities:
- Reduce CO2. Choose renewable energy.
- Plant more trees.
- Eat heathy food.
- Reduce waste.